Bamboo is one of the "Three Friends of Winter" in China. These beautiful white cups are rendered in luminous Mutton Fat Jade Porcelain from Dehua, Fujian. They feature an elegant sprig of bamboo in bas-relief, and taper to the foot in organic segments. Understated and subtle, the bamboo is barely discernible when front-lit, emerging as though from a fog when the cup is backlit. The flat leaves and rounded stalk, as well as the ridges, add to the tactile fascination of the soft unglazed porcelain, making these cups a joy for the fingertips as well as the lips.
These 30ml tasting cups make a beautiful and ethereal addition to any tea service. Their unearthly white highlights and enhances the color of the tea, allowing just enough light to pass through to illuminate and animate the liquor.